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Merck gives free license allowing cheap versions of its HIV drug for children in poor nations

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 3:17am
Drugmaker Merck has granted a free license allowing one of its HIV medicines to be made and sold inexpensively for use in young children in poor countries hard hit by the AIDS virus.
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Colorado oil, gas debate flares up again before task force can finish its recommendations

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 2:47am
A task force designed to help Colorado settle disputes over oil and gas drilling is finishing up its recommendations, but those disputes are roaring back to life.
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Crude price tumble forces lifestyle changes among oil-rich Norwegians

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 2:16am
Losing his job on a Norwegian oil rig meant more to Kristoffer Sandberg than saying goodbye to a high salary.
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Yellen to address Congress at a time of transition for Fed as it moves closer to raising rates

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 12:08am
After winning praise for how she handled her first year as head of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen is facing a tougher challenge this year.
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Asian stocks restrained as investors await Yellen remarks, Greek reforms for loan extension

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 11:27pm
Asian stocks were little changed Tuesday as investors awaited remarks from U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and Greece prepared to unveil reforms that its new government hopes will win it approval for extended rescue loans.
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Hong Kong Stocks Fall As HSBC's Disappointing Earnings Drag

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 10:23pm
Hong Kong stocks declined Tuesday morning after six straight session of gains, as the Hang Seng Index's top-weighted component HSBC Holdings PLC posted disappointing earnings.
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Asia Stocks: Latest Quotes

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 10:04pm
Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average ) up 0.1% ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index ) down 0.5% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index ) closed for holiday ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200 ) up 0.3% ; Seoul (Kospi ) up 0.3% ; Taipei (Taiex ) up 1.1%
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Japan Stocks Edge Down After Recent Rally; Honda Falls After CEO Switch

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 8:28pm
Japanese stocks nosed lower in early Tuesday trade, with investors taking some money off the table after a string of fresh 15-year highs for the market.
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Australia Stocks Slip, But BHP Shares Rise On Earnings

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 7:36pm
Australian stocks started higher but then eased to a mild loss early Tuesday, with the S&P/ASX 200 quoted down 0.2%, even as BHP Billiton Ltd. improved by 0.5% after a mixed earnings report.
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Missouri lawmaker would prevent cities, towns from banning or issuing fines for plastic bans

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 7:33pm
A Missouri lawmaker who also leads an association of grocery stores is trying to stop cities and towns in the state from restricting the use of plastic bags, bucking a national trend toward banning their use to help the environment.
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Arkansas bars broader local rights for gays and lesbians; Wal-mart says it sends wrong message

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 7:17pm
Arkansas on Monday banned local governments from expanding anti-discrimination protections to include sexual orientation and gender identity, a move criticized by retail giant Wal-Mart and gay rights groups who said the prohibition damaged the state's image.
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NY casino bidder: Attorney general probing state selection process for conflict of interest

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 7:17pm
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating the state's recent casino selection process for potential conflicts of interest, according to a developer whose bid for a license fell short.
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How did West Coast seaports get so jammed? And will a recent contract deal solve the problems?

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 7:02pm
After reaching a tentative contract agreement that covers the West Coast's 29 seaports, dockworkers are clearing an immense backlog of cargo that accumulated as their negotiations with employers stalled.
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Wal-Mart opposes new Arkansas law some see as allowing bias against gays and lesbians

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 7:02pm
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it opposes a new law in its home state of Arkansas to ban cities and counties from expanding anti-discrimination protections to include sexual orientation and gender identity.
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YouTube Releases Kids App

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 7:00pm
In the latest push to make the Internet more kid-friendly, YouTube has released a new app with video content suitable for young children called YouTube Kids. It is now available for free on Android and Apple devices.
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Alaska's minimum wage to rise to $8.75 an hour Tuesday; another increase due Jan. 1

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 6:32pm
Alaska's minimum wage will rise to $8.75 an hour Tuesday, giving a pay increase to thousands of workers.
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Specialty Retail companies shares mixed at the close of trading

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 6:32pm
Shares of some top specialty retail companies were mixed at the close of trading: Autozone Inc. rose $13.46 or 2.2 percent, to $636.77.
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Top 10 Nasdaq-traded stocks posting largest volume increases

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 6:32pm
A look at the 10 biggest volume gainers on Nasdaq at the close of trading: Axion Power International Inc. : Approximately 2,343,400 shares changed hands, a 2,862.8 percent increase over its 65-day average volume.
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Restaurant companies shares mixed at the close of trading

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 6:32pm
Shares of some top restaurant companies were mixed at the close of trading: Brinker International Inc. fell $.69 or 1.1 percent, to $61.60.
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Top 10 New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks posting largest volume increases

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 6:32pm
A look at the 10 biggest volume gainers on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading: Armstrong World Inds : Approximately 3,532,100 shares changed hands, a 444.1 percent increase over its 65-day average volume.
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